2015 Three Cranes 55015 Recipe Liu Bao Hei Cha of Guangxi
55015 is the recipe number for this traditional medium level fermented Liu Bao tea from the oldest producer of Liu Bao in Guangxi (Three Cranes / Wuzhou Tea Factory). Much like ripe pu-erh tea, liu bao is wet piled for for several weeks to allow fermentation to take place. The degree of fermentation depends on the amount of time the tea is wet piled and can differ depending on the intended outcome. The 55015 is wet piled for about 25 days, which is little less time than a classical liu bao (29 days). The result is a liu bao with a very slight green character. It reminds me of a slightly of aged raw pu-erh, having both thick mouth-feel and excellent long-lasting hui gan. It's overall feeling is clean, vibrant, with a thick body. Since it's been aged in Wuzhou for less than 2 years this Liu Bao has very little wet storage character. It's an interesting experience especially when compared to the older and slightly wet stored 25017.
15kg per basket.